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Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
china goes bad. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 15, 2012. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. >>> tomorrow marks three weeks before the election and president obama and mitt romney will hold their second debate. romney grabbed the momentum following a strong performance their first go around and now the pressure is on the president to improve his performance. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, and to that end the president will be taking a more aggressive tone this time, we understand, while mitt romney tries to top his last performance. president obama took a brief break from his debate prep to visit a campaign field office in virginia. the president has been holed up at a williamsburg virginia resort studying and this time aides say things will be different. prior to the first debate in denver the president held a campaign rally and took a field trip to hoover dam. when asked how his preparations were coming along. >> it's a drag. they are make being me do my homework. >> reporter: he had a dif
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. >>> rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. >>> diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate performance last week, the faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned it into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground following th
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Oct 13, 2012 1:35am PDT
rescue on the bay. >>> only on cbs 5 hundreds of workers on a bay area bakery chain get an ultimatum. what they say they will have to prove or they may be out of a job. >> one step now. >> plus, how marshmallows can help kids become better behaved. good evening, i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. >>> breaking news. a sinking boat cut short a bachelor party for a group of guys on the bay tonight. the fire department says a 400- foot party boat called the neptune hit a rock and began taking on water near pier 39 in san francisco. this happened about 8:30 tonight. a coast guard cutter and other smaller boats came to the rescue to take the 22 people back to shore. >> i think i was the only one concerned because i don't like boats but everyone else was loving it. >> i was loving it as soon as we got off the boat that wasn't sinking. now i'm cool with it. >> no one was hurt. the coast guard near the ferry building is pumping water out of it so it can be towed to shore. >>> a bakery hit the jackpot when starbucks bought it for $100 million a few months ago but now some workers say hundreds
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
nervous. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the price of gas in california set another all-time high overnight. the state average at $4.66 cents a gallon breaking the old record set just yesterday. the national average now a full 85 cents less. with more on why this rise continues and what happens next, here's john blackstone. >> reporter: for california drivers sunday brought yet another jump in gas prices. the statewide average up a nickel overnight to almost $4.66 a gallon. it has happened every day for the past week. >> i can't pay all these big prices. >> reporter: drivers say they've never seen anything like it. and jeffrey spring of aaa says they're right. >> in a week it's gone up about 52 cents that is unprecedented. >> reporter: in parts's due to california's efforts to protect its spectacular natural environment. air pollution regulations require special summer and winter gasoline blends in the state. refineries are making that seasonal switch now. but that reduces supply which was already tight after
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
disciplinary action for the way they handled "occupy" protests and two are even being fired. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has more on the fallout and joe, we haven't seen anything like this in recent memory. >> reporter: the trib union is reporting this is the largest mass discipline in the department's history. according to the "oakland tribune." >>> reporter: nearly a year after of clashes between "occupy oakland" protestors and police began, police chief howard jordan says his internal affairs investigation has reached a conclusion that more than 40 of his officers broke the rules and will face consequences for it. the chief reports 44 oakland officers face the following discipline: 15 suspensions, 23 written reprimands, three counseling and trainings, one demotion and two will be terminated. >> policing in that kind of environment is very difficult, obviously, but we are trained professionals. we hold our staff accountable for their actions. >> reporter: the chief reports his department received more than 1100 complaints for demonstrations last october and november and this janua
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Oct 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
heat and looking ahead to the next debate. cbs reporter ines ferre on the singular message coming from both camps. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio. while mitt romney rallies supporters in the key battleground state. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. >> i'm counting on you portsmouth. let's make it happen. >> reporter: saturday romney told the crowd in the major manufacturing state that the obama administration isn't holding china cattable for unfair -- accountable for unfair trade practices that cost americans job. >> i want to make sure that when people cheat, well they don't follow the rules in trade we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating that's got to stop. >> reporter: voters say the economy is the number one issue in the election. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity and three years laters it's paying you have in a big way. >> reporter: president obama argues the decision saved jobs. >> gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
are rallying outside city hall and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is there with details. >> reporter: before that hearing, some supporters of mirkarimi met on the steps of city hall saying reinstate ross now and his wife is expected to join them and will be at her husband's side during the hearing. many believe his dispute with his wife doesn't affect his ability to do his job. many domestic violence victims advocates say there is a big conflict of interest here. somebody on probation for domestic violence should not be leading the sheriff's department. the case has played out for months at city hall and today, we should know whether or not mirkarimi will keep his job. he was suspended without pay after pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment. his wife was bruised by the sheriff during an argument. mayor lee says he is not fit for office and tried to remove him. he testified before an etician commission that determined the sheriff was guilty of official misconduct. today at 2:00 the board of supervisors will meet and will hear from the ethics commission, from the mayor, fro
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Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
? ( cheers ) yeah. . captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. tonight's face-off between vice than vit joe biden and congressman paul ryan is getting a lot more attention than vice presidential debates usually get. the obama campaign is looking to biden to stop the momentum mitt , mney has enjoyed since the debate in denver, which governor romney was widely perceived to job is . ling.s job is to keep romney's al gallu rolling. today's national gallup poll of likely voters shows governor romney with a slender lead of one point over the president. of course, that's within the lly a tie.error so it's essentially a tie. tonight's debate is at centre college in danville, kentucky. nancy cordes and jan crawford danville. first we'll go to nancy, covering the vice president's campaign. nancy. >> reporter: scott the vice president arrived here in kentucky today after several days of intense preparation in his home state of delaware and several people there with him veld us the president's weak performance in his own debate didn't so much
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> you are watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> i don't see it going down soon. >> the latest increase and why the governor is getting involved to hold the line on gas prices. >> tweets of half a millian people. >> a family turns to social media to solve their mother's murder. >> integrating the technology into the curriculum. >> a new plan coming to california and the questions raised about its effectiveness. >> soring gas prices are getting the governor's attention. tonight he is calling it an emergency. cbs reporter linda is live. >> reporter: california drivers are asking when will the pain end. costs $70 to fill up gas tanks for regular. we are told relief may be coming. >> reporter: it has been another day of record breaking prices and that moment of dread. >> $84.17. >>> for 17 gallons. prices hiked up over night after a week of spikes. >> from 52 cents. >>> the average price in california is $4.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor
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Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
-old missing persons case out of hayward. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the little girl who disappeared and her mother who has been looking for closure for decades. >> november 19, 1988, it's probably impossible to have a happy ending. >> reporter: sharon has been living without knowing what happened to her daughter michaela garecht abducted at age 9. >> every highway, by way and everywhere for the answers. >> reporter: now there may be one, a 3" piece of bone belonging to an unidentify i had child was found in a well in linden, a mass grave for victims of the "speed freak" killers. wesley shermantine and loren herzog convicted for a drug induced killing binge in the '90s, all older than michaela. a sketch of her alleged kidnapper looks similar to loren herzog who committed suicide last year. >> a case that's this old has a lot of information. and you know, we're going through that information and doing what we can to try to identify the bone. >> reporter: that piece of bone was initially sent here to the hayward police department. their testing came back inconclusive. so it
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney continues tone joy a polling boost from his strong debate performance. the obama campaign reveals a new commercial today focusing on romney's pledge to cut funding for public broadcasting. both candidates head to the heartland. tara is in washington with more on all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. negative ads are blanketing the airwaves in those key swing states, including one featuring big bird, which ridicules mitt romney after he said it's not worth borrowing money from china to fund among other things pbs. today both candidates are back out there burning up the campaign trail. president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his re-election. >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> we have to underst
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Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
voted last night to reinstate him despite his domestic violence conviction against his wife. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live at city hall and anne, has the sheriff shown up to work yet? >> he has not. he has been laying low for the most part this morning. but he is expected here at city hall this afternoon to meet with interim sheriff vicki hennessey. from what we understand, hennessey will remain technically the sheriff of san francisco until friday when ross mirkarimi will be back at the helm. >> i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family to move in a place where we hopefully will achieve some normalcy again. >> reporter: that's ross mirkarimi on what turned into a victorious night for him at city hall after a marathon session including hours of public comment. four of the 11 supervisors voted in favor of mirkarimi keeping his job as sheriff. jane kim is one of them. she calls mirkarimi's act horrific, bruising his wife's arm on new year's eve. it happened days before he was officially sworn into office. >> we ha
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
neighborhood around 4:30 a.m. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has been there all morning and joins us with the very latest. cate. >> reporter: frank, michelle, this is one stubborn fire. i want to show you now crews are still here on scene. they are sort of babysitting this building right here. i'm told also that an arson team is on scene. they are going to be starting their investigation, san francisco fire says the fire could have been accidental. it was a fire that would not quit. firefighters say it started at the popular "squat & gobble" restaurant and made its way to four other businesses. >> he saw the flames and everybody. >> reporter: he and his brother own the restaurant for 10 years. right now his brother is out of town. >> this was a -- the restaurant was his baby. he takes care of everything. he has to do it right. >> reporter: frank had to break the sad news that their restaurant was a complete loss. >> such a meeting spot for this part of town, for the community, the food is wonderful. everybody there is so nice. this is just terrible. everybody who works there, everybody who li
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Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
ikea kitchen. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> businesses are getting prepared. what the giants-cardinals matchup will mean to the local economy. >>> the shuttle is closer to home. but with complications. why there won't be an on-time arrival for this final mission. >>> and a bay area college student makes a half-court shot. >>> good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. various sports fans in heaven tonight. the 49ers are red hot and the giants are on the eve of another national championship series. a look at how baseball is good for business. >> reporter: red, white and blue, championship game, going on at at&t park, while the cardinals and giants held separate practice sessions on the field. business was great in the giants dugouts sports store. kiply just had to have another giants shirts. >> i bought another shirt, because they won. it's good for pedro's and pete's. along the corridor and probably public house, because it gets really crowded when the giants are playing and people can't afford tickets. >> reporter: good too for the popular paragon bar. >> i
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
a bit of fun to watch. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on the vice presidential debate that was hard to turn away from. >> politics can be fun, dana. it certainly was tonight. apparently even the president thought so, calling biden's performance, quote, terrific and saying he couldn't be prouder of him. and it is showing in the polls. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 58% gave him the win, compared with 31% for paul ryan. asked who would be able to take over as president, if necessary, voters stayed with the republican nominee. but that shifted significantly after the face-off. perhaps because time and again the president's attack dog in chief showed why he had earned that nickname. >> reporter: they are a generation apart in age. and world's apart in ideology. with that, two phrases were laid down. >> these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney's pays. i've had it up to here with that notion of 47%. >> reporter: congressman ryan was not afraid to fight back. >> romney is a good man. he cares
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Oct 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to at&t park. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in the middle of the crowd ready to get the play- off series started. elissa. >>> reporter: crowds piling into at&t park with thousands expected. [ inaudible ] [ inaudible ] >> we can see the crowds out there at at&t park getting ready for the giants play-off game. unfortunately, we lost elissa's microphone. we'll have her report to you shortly. >>> well, another part of this giant weekend puzzle the hardly strictly bluegrass festival in golden gate park. more than 800,000 people are expected to show up over the three days. this year's festival pays tribute to its late founder warren hellman who died last december. >>> clearly this is no ordinary weekend in san francisco. and that presents some unique challenges for police. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec takes us behind the scenes with the men and women in charge of crowd control. >> it's been a huge leadup to this. >> reporter: because along with the spectacle, celebration and excitement, is the potential for trouble. emergency responders say they are ready. >> we've been planning for
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, cbs news goes inside the compound where the assault took place. >>> man versus mountain. an extreme bike stunt goes bad. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 10, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning the race for the white house veered from a focus on the economy to an emotionally charged debate on social issues. in an interview yesterday with "the des moines register" mitt romney said he would not pursue abortion related legislation if elected president. >> there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> after the interview romney campaign said governor romney is pro life and would support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life. romney has repeatedly said the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade. the ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. and that he would cut funding to planned parenthood, an organization that provides abortion. the obama campaign says we know about the truth
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
to our viewers in the west. it is friday, october 12th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." joe biden and paul ryan lock horns in a tense vice presidential debate. >> we'll get reaction from both sides of the aisle and show you who voters say was the winner. >> shuttle "endeavour" makes its final journey, winding its way through the streets of los angeles at 2 miles an hour. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >>> with all due respect that's a bunch of mularkey. not a single thing he says is accurate. first of all -- >> be specific. >> i will be very specific. >> the candidates clash at the vice presidential debate. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to milk up for lost ground, but i think it will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> smirking laughing smiling. >> i thought it was rude. >> he did everything but pat him on the head. paul ryan had a solid performance but he was always on defense. >> in terms of who dominated the debate, joe biden dominated. >> the key to winning one of these debates is t
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
10/7/12 >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> a wild weekend of events in the bay area from street fairs to street week and sporting events. it's drawing to a close but not over yet. good evening. let's start with a look at the roads at this hour. joins us from the traffic center. yesterday pretty light. >> yesterday was light you are exactly right. and today we're starting to see convest goes out there. live conditions from chopper 5. we are hearing reports of southbound embarcadero slow. and as the events wrap up for today, we had a lot of people, a lot of foot traffic. seems like they paid attention and most people used mass transit. but again bart saw an increase this rider ship. kind of give you an overview of what else is happening. if you are working your way, delays and the right lane remains closed. lower deck of the bay bridge starting to see congestion. extra volume out of san francisco across the lower deck in towards the east. most of the conditions around treasure island. yellow and red here on our sensors. you are going to see delays on he
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
posh hotel. >> they just decked the bride. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today president obama wraps up a two day west coast fundraising trip his last one out west of the campaign. in virginia today mitt romney delivers what aides are calling a major foreign policy address. paying particular attention to issues in the middle east. we go to washington for more. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. mitt romney will continue -- contrast his foreign policy vision with that of president obama's today. now this is amid questions about the u.s. embassy attack in libya last month. meantime president obama is reaching out to hollywood for support. president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katie perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president also accused his opponent mitt r
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
goes up generally comes back down. but why at such vastly different speeds? >> cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says a lot of it can be blamed on consumer behavior. >>> reporter: why is it gas surprises shoot up overnight and take forever to come down? according to economists it could be your fault. when gas prices are going up consumers are more willing to drive the extra mile to save a buck. ha. $4.85. so you may drive by, say, $4.85 in hopes of finding something cheaper a few blocks away. by comparison, $4.75 may seem like a steal. it's something station owners are well aware of. while they must raise prices to keep up with skyrocketing wholesale costs they try to stay competitive out of fear you'll just drive by but as prices begin to level off comparison shopping all but stops and suddenly gas stations don't have to be as competitive. an ohio state study on the price comparison app gasbuddy found a 10-cent a week increase at the pump led to a 40% increase in comparison shopping. but as soon as prices even began to level off, that 40% almost immediately disappeared. you
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
disappearance of her daughter decades ago. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has new clues in the case. >> reporter: her mother wrote on her facebook page last night, dear michaela, this could be in. she is talking about a bone fragment that was found. they tested it here at the hayward police department. the results were inconclusive. that bone now being sent to a lab in virginia. the results could take weeks. but there are some reasons to believe that that bone fragment could belong to michaela garecht. she was abducted in hayward in 1988. that bone was initially given to the family of another victim, joann hobson's remains found in a well in linden, a well where remains from victims of two serial killers dubbed the "speed freak" killers have been found. that was back in february. when hobson's family received the remains, they ordered some tests, suspicious after seeing investigators dig up the burial site with a backhoe. that testing found 28 of the bone fragments given to the family belonged to other people. at least three other people, including a child between the ages of 5 and
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Oct 12, 2012 1:35am PDT
check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. ground" >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> i know we were under a lot of duress to make up lost ground. >> paul ryan, joe biden going at each other in their one and only debate. biden shows why he earned his nickname. and ryan fires right back. >> we will have much more on the vice presidential debate, coming up. >>> but first, what a day for bay area baseball. tears of joy and, well, tears of saddens. a miracle comeback. then it was the a's turn. the sad end to a phenomenal season for the a's. dennis? >> possibly an improbable victory over the tigers. but the tigers had the reining krie young winner. i'm talking about justin verlander. he got the win in game 1. a complete shutout against the a's lineup. he struck out eleven in the game. 22 in the series. tigers broke it open in the seventy. prince fielders, tigers had a 6- 0 lead. and the a's season is over. >> i think we surprised a lot of people outside of this clubhouse. obviously we would have li
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
whether it does indeed resolve this evening. reporting live in city hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> it is still not clear how effective they are but one thing is certain: wherever those red light cameras go, a heated debate is sure to follow. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo joining us from oakland where there could soon be a lot more of those cameras on the streets. ann. >> reporter: yeah, allen, the oakland public safety committee is meeting in half hour to discuss whether or not to add more cameras throughout the city. and it's not really a clear-cut yes or no. >>> reporter: the last light before the freeway entrance is often the last place you want to stop. and the city of oakland knows that and has a red light camera on 27th and northgate, one of 13 cameras in 11 intersections, one that nabbed this driver. >> i was fixing myself and i was went through the light when i was going to san francisco. >> reporter: the city of oakland is considering more than doubling the number of cameras in this city to 30. carolyn sharpe used to drive a taxi here and is all for it. >> they n
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
suspended sheriff his job. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has been monitoring the testimony. joe. >> reporter: this hearing is going into its fourth hour now and they are expecting some decision within the next few hours. >> reporter: as suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi and his wife looked on the board of supervisors special hearing began with the formal decision from the ethics commission. chairman ben hur told the supervisors how after nine hearings over 5.5 months, a majority of his commission thought mirkarimi was guilty of official misconduct for bruising his wife's arm after an argument on new year's eve before he took the oath of office but hur made it clear he disagreed with his colleagues. >> i think the conduct was morally inappropriate. i think it was wrongful. but there must, i think, be a line between official misconduct and personal misconduct. and i could not find a principled way to make that distinction based on the arguments suggested by the mayor and ultimately the decision made by the majority. >> reporter: next the mayors and sheriff's lawyers took turns giving their fina
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >> good evening. the wild weekend of events in the bay area is wrapping up fleet week and america's cup are now finished but there's still quite a crowd. it's day 2 for the giants hosting second game of the playoffs. live at at&t park in the middle of all the action, linda. >> reporter: nothing like hearing the roar of a crowd inside a baseball stadium in post season play. they are at it already. a few minutes away from the first pitch. this is a game that's going to be catching a really crazy day in san francisco. >>> from a parade celebrating heritage day. to the castro street fair celebrating everything. there was no shortage of things to do for wild weekend day 2 in san francisco. >>> america's cup racing continues in the bay waters. the blue angels in the sky. >>> and bluegrass in the park. >>> and while 49er red rained at the park. >>> then last but not least, orange october at at&t park as giant's fans fill the stadium and hope their boys slam it to that other red team in town. >> just a crazy day. crazy weekend i
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in hayward now with michaela garecht's mother's reaction to new developments. >> reporter: the police department here eagerly awaiting the results of the test. they first tested the bones here with inconclusive results and the bone is being sent to a lab in virginia. results who that bone belonged to could take weeks. investigators want to know if it belongs to michaela garecht. she was abducted in hayward in 1988. she was nine years old. that bone was initially given to the family of another victim joanne hobson's remains found in a linden well in february when hobson's family received the remains. they ordered the tests. they were suspicious when they saw the site dug up with a backhoe. 28 of the bone fragments given to that family belonged to at least three other people including a child between the ages 56 and 14. >> that's truly shameful. i have to thank joanne hobson's family because they received their daughter's remains and rather than just accepting it this went to the trouble of having it tested. >> reporter: i sketch of michaela's alleg
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in downtown oakland where the damage is still being assessed. >> reporter: good morning, we're here on 20th and franklin where it happened. on the ground you can see a broken beer bottle, paint splashed across the california bank and trust branch, windows broken a lot of them now boarded up. i counted 12 of these large glass windows with some damage. the same thing with businesses across the street. this all happened yesterday. these protestors trashed several blocks in downtown oakland but it all started as an antiwar rally. protestors marking the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. a group of about 200 left from frank ogawa plaza for a march around 7:00 but by 8:15 they had dispersed and went on a vandalism spree. city hall was damaged, protestors smashing the windows. they damaged a half dozen other businesses including the "oakland tribune" offices, three banks, a kaiser permanente and a.c. transit office and the oakland scientific facility. you're seeing damage on the corner and they covered about three blocks in the d
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
around very long, though. he is flying out of sfo early this morning. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is here in san francisco where the president has raised a lot of campaign cash. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was president obama's last fundraising blitz here in the bay area. but a successful one. he is expected to take home about $2 million to his campaign. now, crowds greeted president obama's arrival at sfo yesterday. at his events he told bay area supporters to get, quote, almost obsessive about his re- election. he attended two fundraisers a private $20,000 a plate dinner and a concert at the graham auditorium. the president asked supporters to help him finish what he started four years ago and mr. obama roused the crowd with his own big bird jokes. >> finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in a white suburban, he is driving for the border. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he is going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: now, these jokes started after governor romney promised c
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm PDT
including the bay area partly to replenish campaign cash the other to honor a civil rights leader. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: gop white house hopeful mitt romney is delivering a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute. he says president obama makes foreign policy decisions based on game plank. he also questions the president's leadership on challenges in the middle east saying, i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prosperous middle east ally with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in hollywood last night, he made his first public comments about his debate performance. >> everybody
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> we've lived this way for so long. searching for her and hoping she would come home. >> a new clue in an infamous bay area kidnapping. why a bay area mother believes she finally knows what happened to the daughter who disappeared 24 years ago. >>> a real-life bonnie and clyde, the husband and wife suspected in a thousand-mile crime spree. and a retired bay area teacher who may have gotten caught in the middle. >>> a new online matchmaker. but this one is not for dating. the new service designed to find your start-up soul mate. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. >>> a bone recovered in the speed freak killer's case is being tested as a possible match for mckayla garrett. she was nine years old when she was abducted in 1988. earlier this year, convicted killer wesley shermantine linked his late partner loren herzog to her disappearance. it took a bizarre route to get to the crime lab. joanne hobson's remains were found in a well back in february. but new testing found 28 of the bone fragments returned
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
harrington, cbs 5. >>> fans have their fingers crossed after a disappointing lass at at&t park last night. fans are hoping to get the home field advantage today. >> reporter: this is not discouraging giants fans. some say they will be back no matter the price. >> can't get any further away than this. >> doesn't matter to me, i'm a real giants fan. >> how much for these seats? >> $103. >> for the worst seat in the house? >> ain't the worst seat to me. >> reporter: the mayor of the losing city agreed to clang tear twitter profile picture to the logo of the winning team an send food and drinks for the winning celebration. for continuing coverage go to cbssf.com. >>> new this morning, a person was shot at a wedding reception last night at freedom hall. the victim was shot in the arm and taken to the hospital. appears the suspect got away. no word on what led to that shooting. >>> there was another shooting on the 10 # 0 block of 7th street. no word on possible suspects or a motive. >>> investigators are trying to figure out who shot and killed two people yesterday evening in an area between p
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington now in downtown oakland to show us some of the damage on this monday. >> reporter: good morning. a broken bottle on the ground paint splashed on the glass and just about every, single window broken. other buildings suffered similar damage including city hall following an antiwar rally. about 200 demonstrators met at frank ogawa plaza for a march through downtown to mark the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. by 8:15 they dispersed. then there was vandalism on various buildings in the area. oakland residents are fed up with this type of behavior that costs the city money. >> it doesn't make any sense. the bank doesn't have anything to do with the war. oakland has enough budget problems that this creates more problems in oakland when oakland is not the place make the decisions. they need to gowashington or to go to washington or other areas. >> reporter: there is a lot of clean-up to do. elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> police in san francisco arresting 20 -- arresting 20 people over the weekend after vandalism on saturday after
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, october 10th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the state department is under pressure today as congress focuses on security in libya. we have new details on the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> new poles show mitt romney gaining ground in ohio while the obama campaign continues the battle over big bird. >>> a teenage girl in pakistan is shot for taking on the taliban, and can a simple breast test reveal whether you have a deadly disease. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> this deserves a thorough investigation. we need to get to the bottom of every single allegation. >> congress demands answers about the libyan attack. >>> we are learning dramatic new details about the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside the compound walls prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned d
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
to discuss in their town hall- style debate tuesday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> well, the next presidential debate happening on tuesday night in hempsted, new york. it will be a town hall-style gathering moderated by candy crowley of cnn. you can see it here at 6:00 p.m. on cbs 5. >>> the producer of "friday night lights" is accusing mitt romney of plaijarrism. he'she's a letter to romney says please come up with your own campaign slogan. >>> the san fernando valley congressman who got into a pretty heated debate this weekend with a fellow lawmaker is acknowledging he crossed the line. 57-year-old brad sherman got into the face of 71-year-old howard berman over an immigration bill. [ inaudible ] le [ yelling ] >> that depate took place thursday night. now, sherman says putting his arm around berman was "not a cool thing to do." the two are running for the 30th congressional district seat. >>> officials in the town of platen have to decide whether their vice mayor should be removed from office. joe medrano was found guilty on federal embezzlement charges this
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
the fate of her daughter after two decades. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec reports with new clues on the case. >> reporter: her mother wrote on this facebook page that she has been running for a while, she wrote on it overnight, dear michaela, i think this might be it. there is a bone fragment tested it results inconclusive. it's now being sent to a lab in virginia for positive identification. but results could take weeks. now, investigators want to know if it belongs to michaela garecht abducted here in hayward back in 1988. the bone fragment was again to another family. joanne hobson's body was found. the family was suspicious after seeing investigators dig up the burial site with a backhoe. testing found 28 of the bone fragments given to the family belonged to at least three other people including a child between the ages of 5 and 14. michaela was nine when she disappeared. >> i don't know how else to live because because we have lived this way for so long searching for michaela and hoping that she would come home. >> reporter: a sketch of michaela's alleged kidnapper looks similar to
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Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm PDT
cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington. >> reporter: there is so much excitement here right now. you can hear people behind me here the chants of let's go, giants, from the ballpark. we just saw some fireworks, some fighter jets overhead and more than 41,000 fans are piling into at&t park for game one of the play-offs. they tell me a win is very important because it could set the tone for the post-season. now, this is a national league division series, the giants versus the reds. the giants have home field advantage for the first two games which are today and tomorrow. then they will head to cincinnati for the remaining games of a best-of-five series. pitcher matt cain will start on the mound tonight. these teams have faced each other 7 times this season with the reds winning four of the games. giants fans are confident that san francisco will win and are hoping for a repeat of 2010 when they went all the way. >> giants fans, play-offs had to come. >> matt cain on the mound it will be a good series start. >> reporter: fans didn't have a hard time getting into the ballpark despite the eve
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Oct 14, 2012 7:30am PDT
ready to rumble once >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >>> they're getting ready to rumble again. how mitt romney and president obama are getting ready for a second debate. a town hall style forum on tuesday. >>> the giants are gearing up for the national league championship series. >> back in the bay area, starting out with foggy skies. in the meantime, getting over to phil and ann. >> it's 7:30, sunday, the 14th of october. >> we have a lot of news and talk to cover in our next hour. of course, we're going have the elections. >> the debates. >> we have the chairman of the republican party and willie brown in studio. it's going to to be a lively discussion. >> the sports front as well. we're looking at that. we have the 49ers in town. it's pretty busy. the top of the news, president obama and mitt romney are g earing up for their second debate. >> mr. obama is preparing in virginia while mitt romney plans to practice in boston. we have the latest on the race. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio while mitt romney rallied supporters. t
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
election. we're live in san francisco. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> big bird has become the star of the new ad for president obama. here it is. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy! mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. >> sounds like a movie trailer. the obama campaign released this ad just this morning. it pokes a little more fun at mitt romney's pledge to cut funding for public tv. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and res
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
. -- in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 50% thought the vice president run, 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. 56% thought biden would be an effective president if necessary compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. and we can expect those poll results to change in the coming days as the samples are increased and the polling organizations dig deeper on the impact of these first and only vice-presidential debates. reporting live in danville, kentucky, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> randall, it's certainly interesting to watch a lot more sparks in this debate than the presidential debate. what were considered the strong and weak points of the candidate? >> well, after president obama's performance last week democrats have to show they are willing to fight and also defend the president's record
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
him from office for good. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington in san francisco with more on what's at stake this morning. good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a huge decision because this could set the precedent for misconduct cases in the future. after nine months of hearings at city hall, we might find out today if ross mirkarimi keeps his job or is removed from office. he was elected last fall then suspended without pay by mayor ed lee shortly after being sworn in. he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment related to a domestic violence dispute with his wife. eliana lopez showed a neighbor her bruised arm in this video in when he grabbed her in an argument. he was sentenced to three years' probation, fined and a year of counseling. the mayor claims his guilty plea makes him unfit to hold office. meanwhile mayor lee is facing his own criticism accused of perjury. he testified he had not spoken to any of the 11 supervisors before suspending mirkarimi. a former board of supervisors candidate said he did seeking advice. those board of supervisors will
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Oct 7, 2012 8:30am PDT
." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. welcome to peacethe nation. david axelrod, of course, is a senior campaign strategist, the senior campaign strategist for president obama. thank you for coming this morning. and we're joined by "cbs this morning" cohost norah o'donnell, and political director john dickerson. i'm just going to start, mr. axelrod, with the obvious question-- what happened? >> well, what happened was the president showed up with the intent of answering questions and having a discussion, an honest discussion about where we go as a country, and governor romney showed up to deliver a performance, and he delivered a very good performance. it was completely unrooted in fact. it was completely unrooted in the position he's taken before, and he spent 90 minutes trying to undo two years of campaigning. he did very well. >> schieffer: are you saying governor romney lied or was dishonest? >> yeah, i think he was dishonest, absolutely. when he said he never proposed deadline
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> the work ahead will be hard. these times demand the best of all of us. >> america is coming back! and we're not going back. >> if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> we've got to lift the burden off the back of the middle class. >> we can turn this thing around. we can get this right. >> it is never been a good bet to bet against the american people. >> campaign 2012, the vice presidential debate. here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. in the race for the white house, the presidential candidates are passing their batons to their running mates, just for tonight. the vice presidential nominees are facing off in their one and only debate. the democratic incumbent, 69-year-old joe biden of delaware, and his republican challenger, 42-year-old paul ryan, the seven-term congressman from wisconsin and chairman of the house budget committee. they're meeting at centre college in danville, kentucky, and the folks there call this thrill in the ville 2 because centerhosted a debate in 2000 as well. no vice presidential debate ever changed the
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Oct 14, 2012 7:00pm PDT
captioning funded by cbs and ford-- built for the road ahead. >> ward: firsthand accounts from the battle raging in syria's largest city are rare... >> get down, everybody. >> ward: ...so we went to see for ourselves. large parts of this 7,000-year- old city have been reduced to rubble as it became the front line of the re the battle for syria has ground to a stalemate, and radical islamist fighters are starting to take the lead. we met a syrian jihadi, exactly the kind of leader the west worries about. you'd like to create an islamic state in syria. >> ( translated ): and what's wrong with that? >> all rise. >> pelley: around houston, 400 veterans are locked up every month. >> i know where to send you-- prison. >> pelley: not long off the battlefield, they're first-time felony offenders, men like kevin thomas. >> i started drinking heavily and certain symptoms of ptsd kicked in. >> pelley: one judge realizedÑi that vets suffering from post- traumatic stress syndrome didn't need prison; they needed another chance. >> good job, soldier. good job. ( applause ) >> bond. james bond. >
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in south san francisco right now where the average price, cate, of regular gas is well over 4.60 a gallon. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. actually it's the two stations nearby. one is at 4.79 a gallon the other across the street 4.99 for a gallon of regular. the governor is asking for the release of less expensive blends. the early release will bring up gas supplies 8 to 10%. experts say it could drop gas prices about 15 to 20 cents per gallon of regular but it could still take a week before we see any changes. according to the aaa, gas prices are at record highs in san francisco. we're look at $4.73 for a gavel regular in san jose and oakland. it's $4.67. our state supplies were cut short after the chevron refinery fire in august and a power failure that knocked out an exxon refinery southern california. >> california runs a tight supply and demand balance because we use different blends of gas than the rest of the country so if anything goes wrong we can't get more parts of gas from other parts of country very easily. >> reporter: the winter
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Oct 15, 2012 4:30am PDT
here on cbs 5. >>> in san francisco, election officials plan to speed up the results of the race for supervisor. the first time preliminary voting will be made available on election night. previously they waited to make the election counts. >>> families of 9/11 victims will have a chance to watch hearings in cuba for men charged with the terrorist attacks, including the self- professed master mind of the attacks. the sessions are closed to the public but relatives can register to see the hearings at military forts in new jersey, massachusetts, maryland and brooklyn. >>> the 14-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban was flown to an undisclosed location in britain and doctors say they are optimistic about her recovery. >>> the nobel prize in economics goes to two americans for their theory of stable allocation and practice of market design. >>> 4:41, just getting started. gas prices are starting to go down but maybe not for long. >>> plus the edge of earth's atmosphere, the unheard of attempt to break the sound barrier in a free fall. >>> and what happened during a fir
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Oct 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. republican pollster, frank lutz. plus cbs political director john dickerson, and over on the left, where they're very comfortable, david corn who write for "mother jones" the author of a new ebook called "47%," uncovering the romney video that rockedly the 2012 election. david, of course, is the one who broke that story. and also with us today, katrina vanden heuvel of "the nation" magazine. i want to talk about this libya thing and see what you all think is the political impact of that in a minute. but frank luntz is here, and you did some very interesting research on the vice presidential debate. bring us up to speed on what that was. >> we have done three sessions and they all concluded the same thing, that joe biden did well on the substance, but they were so angry with his style and want more that you split screen the two of them where they could see biden's interruptions and smiling and the laughing, it's funny i actually wrote down on my note, don't interrupt and don't smile. they didn't want that from the vice president. and he could have gained points. but not a single pe
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Oct 7, 2012 7:30am PDT
cbs sf.com/gas and enter your zip code and find the least expensive gas in your area. >>> if you can manage to fill up the tank, you might want to enjoy a nice day. >> it is going to be an absolutely gorgeous day in the bay area. fog and low clouds to start the morning out with. there are as we have made perfectly plain, look, it's been a busy weekend around the bay area. it will be today. the weather looks like it will be cool. both figuratively for the bay area. we will look at the current temperatures around the bay. low clouds around the bay, inland clear skies. 52 concord. 54 oakland. 51 livermore. san jose 49. here is how we lack for the rest of the bay area, for the headlines, cooling trend will start for sunday, mostly sunny for the bay. showers late tuesday. for this weekend for fleet week around the bay, the numbers will be 63 degrees. around the bay the numbers will be in the low 70s. we will have partly sunny skies. temperatures on the cool side. out the door, some clouds hanging around the bay. for the bay and inland, temperatures around 60 degrees by 9:00 this morni
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
grenade, knives, a hatchet and body bags inside the luggage. he flew out of japan bound for boston. cbs reporter juan fernandez tries to figure out what the guy was up to. >> reporter: tonight, harris is in federal custody. the 28-year-old is accused of transporting hazardous materials including a smoke grenade like this one in his checked baggage. for harris had just landed at lax last friday, scheduled to fly to boston when airport security was tipped off that something was wrong. according to the criminal complaint, a tsa agent noticed he was wearing flame retardant pants and what appears to be a bullet proof vest under his trench coat. here's the long list of what agents found. a smoke grenade, a leather coated view, a collapsible baton, knives, hatchets, body bags, a bio hazard suits, cooking tongs, handcuffs, leg irons, physical examination lexi cups and a device to repel dogs. passengers i spoke to tonight couldn't believe all that got through. mr. i was upset that they took my tooth paste from me. >> he's a naturalized u.s. citizen from china. he and his family live in this hous
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